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CompTIA Security+™: Study Guide, Third Edition by Emmett Dulaney, Mike Pastore

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Chapter 7. Cryptography Basics, Methods, and Standards

THE FOLLOWING COMPTIA SECURITY+ EXAM OBJECTIVES ARE COVERED IN THIS CHAPTER:

  • 1.4 Recognize the following attacks and specify the appropriate actions to take to mitigate vulnerability and risk

    • Weak Keys

    • Mathematical

    • Birthday

  • 2.2 Recognize and understand the administration of the following email security concepts

    • S/MIME (Secure Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions)

    • PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) like technologies

  • 2.4 Recognize and understand the administration of the following directory security concepts

    • SSL/TLS (Secure Sockets Layer / Transport Layer Security)

  • 4.1 Be able to identify and explain the following different kinds of cryptographic algorithms

    • Hashing

    • Symmetric

    • Asymmetric

  • 4.2 Understand how cryptography ...

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